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by George Eliot
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LibriVox recording of The Lifted Veil, by George Eliot. Read by Kirsten Wever. George Eliot’s 1859 novella, The Lifted Veil, departs radically from the grounded realism of her longer and better known works, such as Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. Its tone calls to mind the works of middlebrow Sensationists, like Wilkie Collins (The Moonstone), and of some of the better known authors of Victorian era horror writings, such as Bram Stoker (Dracula) and Mary Shelley (Frankenstein). Eliot here...
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by Fanny Burney
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In this epistolary novel, we find a young woman named Evelina, who was raised in rural seclusion until her eighteenth year because of her uncertain parentage. Through a series of harrowing and humorous events that take place in London and an English resort town, Evelina learns how to navigate the complex layers of 18th century society and earn the love of a distinguished and honorable nobleman. This comedy of manners often satirizes the society in which it is set; Evelina is a significant...
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by Lord Dunsany
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Lord Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was a London-born Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist notable for his work in fantasy. He was influenced by Algernon Swinburne, who wrote the line "Time and the Gods are at strife" in his 1866 poem "Hymn to Proserpine", as well as by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. In turn, Dunsany's influence was felt by H. P. Lovecraft and Ursula K. Le Guin. Arthur C. Clarke corresponded with Dunsany between...
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by D.H. Lawrence
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Librivox recording of The Rainbow , by D.H. Lawrence. The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D.H. Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family, particularly focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Debra Lynn. For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Ann Radcliffe
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LibriVox recording of A Sicilian Romance, by Ann Radcliffe. Read by Betsie Bush. A Sicilian Romance is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The plot concerns the turbulent history of the fallen aristocrats of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who becomes intrigued by the stories of a monk he meets in the ruins of their doomed castle. The introduction to the 'Worlds Classics'...
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by August von Kotzebue
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LibriVox recording of Lover's Vows, by August van Kotzebue and Elizabeth Inchbald. Lovers' Vows (1798), a play by Elizabeth Inchbald arguably best known now for having been featured in Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park (1814), is one of at least four adaptations of August von Kotzebue's Das Kind der Liebe (1780; literally "Child of Love," or "Natural Son," as it is often translated), all of which were published between 1798 and 1800. Inchbald's version is the only one to...
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by Harriet Martineau
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LibriVox recording of DEERBROOK, by HARRIET MARTINEAU. Like the later and more famous novel Middlemarch, Deerbrook describes the life of country people in a fictional English town. The Grey family live in one of the loveliest houses in Deerbrook, but a change in their lives is going to take place... The Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, orphaned distant cousins of Mr. Grey. Like in Jane Austen's novels, we see how the sisters are trying to advance themselves. In Victorian England, the...
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by Lagerlöf, Selma
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LibriVox recording of The Treasure, by Selma Lagerlöf. Read by Lars Rolander. Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Prize in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Treasure (Herr Arnes penningar) is a fairly short Novel, both a Drama and a Ghost Story. Published in 1904 and the English translation in 1923. The story is set in Bohuslaen on the West coast of Sweden in the middle of the...
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by Robert Bloch
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LibriVox recording of This Crowded Earth, by Robert Bloch. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Robert Bloch (1917 – 1994) was a prolific writer in many genres. As a young man he was encouraged by his mentor H. P. Lovecraft, and was a close friend of Stanley G. Weinbaum. Besides hundreds of short stories and novels he wrote a number of television and film scripts including several for the original Star Trek. In 1959 Bloch wrote the novel Psycho which Alfred Hitchcock adapted to film a year...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891 Version), by Oscar Wilde. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The novel tells of a young man named...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of Lady Windermere's Fan , by Oscar Wilde (1854–1900). Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, Wilde satirizes the morals of Victorian society, and attitudes between the sexes. The action centres around a fan given to Lady Windermere as a present by her husband, and the ball held that evening to celebrate her 21st birthday. (Summary by Ruth Golding) Cast: Lady Windermere -...
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by Machen, Arthur
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Literary critics see Arthur Machen’s works as a significant part of the late Victorian revival of the gothic novel and the decadent movement of the 1890s, bearing direct comparison to the themes found in contemporary works like Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. The White People is a highly influential horror story of a young girl's discovery of ancient magic. It was written in the late...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Poison Belt, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Three years after the events that took place in The Lost World , Professor Challenger urgently summons his fellow explorers (Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and reporter E.D. Malone) to a meeting. Oddly, he requires each to bring an oxygen cylinder with him. What he soon informs them is that from astronomical data and just-received telegraphs of strange accidents on the other side of the world, he...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Bob Neufeld. A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his sidekick Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the...
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by Ann Radcliffe
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LibriVox recording of The Italian, by Ann Radcliffe. The love story between a nobleman and a beautiful lady whom he meets in church leads both of them to unexpected places, as many people would not put up with their love. This novel is considered to be one of the best Gothic novels ever written, by one of the first (and best) writers of the genre. How does an "indecent" love story become a Gothic tale? What is the outcome of this love story? If you want to know, read this book....
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Duchess of Padua, by Oscar Wilde. Read by a full cast. Guido Ferranti, a young man, travels to Padua with his friend Ascanio after receiving a mysterious letter from a stranger, claiming to know the true secret of Guido's birth. His plan of revenge goes awry, however, when he falls in love with his enemy's beautiful wife, the Duchess of Padua. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose) Cast : Simone Gesso, Duke of Padua; Hugo the Headsman: Algy Pug Beatrice, Duchess of...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, "married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice." Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help...
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by Fanny Burney
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Librivox recording of Cecilia by Fanny Burney. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love. Jane Austen referred to Cecilia and other novels in her novel, Northanger Abbey: “'And what are you reading, Miss — ?' 'Oh! It is only a novel!' replies the young lady,...
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by Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of the Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Imagine a strange, tropical place that is almost inaccessible. Time appears to have stood still there. Species of animal and plant life not seen elsewhere on Earth, except in the fossil record, inhabit the place. The lakes heave with the shapes of huge grey bulks moving under the surface. The woods are places where chittering cries move about above your head, as powerful apes move swiftly in the canopy of...
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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Seven H.P. Lovecraft Stories by H. Philip Lovecraft Read by Phil Chenevert Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known as H.P. Lovecraft, was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction and many feel he is the acknowledged master of creepy, weird and unsettling stories. These are seven stories by Lovecraft that literally span his career; some being written when he was barely a teenager and one (The Shunned...
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by William Hope Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson. Read by Alan Winterrowd. In 1877, two gentlemen, Messrs Tonnison and Berreggnog, head into Ireland to spend a week fishing in the village of Kraighten. While there, they discover in the ruins of a very curious house a diary of the man who had once owned it. Its torn pages seem to hint at an evil beyond anything that existed on this side of the curtains of impossibility. This is a classic novel that worked to slowly...
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by H.G. Wells
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Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of...
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by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace
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LibriVox recording of The Sorceress of the Strand by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace. Read by J. M. Smallheer From the moment Madame Sara arrived on the scene, she has taken London society by storm. Madame is both beautiful and mysterious, but it soon becomes clear to both Dixon Druce and his friend, police surgeon Eric Vandeleur, that there is something sinister about the woman and the goings on at her shop on the Strand. They soon become obsessed with proving her guilty of the many crimes that...
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by Henry James
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A LibriVox recording of Washington Square b y Henry James. Read by Dawn . Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships....
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by Algernon Blackwood
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LibriVox recording of The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood. Read by Michael Thomas Robinson. A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, "The Willows", arguably Algernon Blackwood's seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of Cloomber, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Delmar H. Dolbier. "This novel is written by the author of, among other novels, the Stories of Sherlock Holmes. It is narrated by John Fothergill West, who tries to discover why the tenant of Cloomber Hall, General Heatherstone, is nervous to the point of being paranoid. Why are his fears becoming stronger every year at the fifth of October? And why doesn't he let his children leave home? This is a great...
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by Horace Walpole
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LibriVox recording of The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Read by Great Plains. The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally held to be the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus, Castle, and Walpole by extension is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Daphne du Maurier, and Stephen King. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further...
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by Anne Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte The novel tells the story of Agnes Grey, the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn the money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era – the role of governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families (the Bloomfields and the Murrays), she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Herbert West: Re-Animator, by H. P. Lovecraft. Read by Phil Chenevert "Herbert West—Reanimator" is a story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft that was first serialized in February through July 1922 in the amateur publication Home Brew. The story was the basis of the 1985 horror film Re-Animator and its sequels, in addition to numerous other adaptations in various media. You want zombies? listen to this because Lovecraft was one of the very first...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of A House Of Pomegranates, by Oscar Wilde. Read by Alex Lau A House of Pomegranates (1891) is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Wilde once said that this collection was "intended neither for the British child nor the British public." This collection is often seen as a much darker and sinister twin to The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Behind these tales...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Happy Prince and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde. Read by Joy Chan For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (47MB)
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by Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Read by Roger Melin. The Jewel of Seven Stars (also published under the name: The Jewel of the Seven Stars) is a horror novel by Bram Stoker first published in 1903. The story is about an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by Ann Radcliffe
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Udolpho , by Ann Radcliffe. Considered a change agent in early Gothic romance; oft-referenced in later literary works or paid homage to by such authors as Jane Austen (influential novel ready by her heroine, Catherine Morland, in Northanger Abbey ); Edgar Allen Poe (borrowed plot elements for the short story The Oval Portrait ); and Sir Walter Scott. - In The Mysteries of Udolpho , one of the most famous and popular gothic novels of the eighteenth century,...
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by Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine spends her time visiting newly-made friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and going to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother John Thorpe (Catherine's brother James's friend from university), and by Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Emma by Jane Austen. Read by Sibella Denton. Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1816, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as "handsome, clever, and rich" but is also rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including...
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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Don Quijote de la Mancha (ortografía y título original —1605—, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha ) es una de las obras cumbre de la literatura española y la literatura universal, el libro más traducido después de la Biblia, escrito por Miguel de Cervantes. La novela consta de dos partes: la primera, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha , fue publicada en 1605; la segunda, El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha , en 1615. La primera parte se imprimió en...
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by Elizabeth Gaskell
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LibriVox recording of Wives and Daughters, by Elizabeth Gaskell. If you like Jane Austen, you will probably like this book! Mrs. Gaskell, as she was often referred to, is considered one of the greatest British novelists of the Victorian era. She was one of the earliest novelists ever to use dialect in her works, finding often that no word but the vernacular would suffice to convey the meaning she wanted to achieve. She was the author of The Life of Charlotte Brontë, a much-acclaimed and...
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LibriVox recording of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Read by Denny Sayers. Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages - especially the young adult reading public - who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. Read by David Barnes The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville - blood-stains, clanking chains and all. But these modern Americans will have no truck with ghostly goings-on, and set out to beat the spectre at his own game. (Summary by David Barnes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out...
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by Porter, Eleanor H
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Librivox recording of Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father’s death. Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centers around what she calls “The Glad Game”: she always tries to find something to be glad about in every situation, and to always do without delay whatever she thinks is right. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality, she brings so much...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial. Like most of Dickens' work, the book is used to call the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time. It has been the subject of...
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by William Shakespeare
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Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Read by Becky Crackel. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare's plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. It concerns the fate of two very young lovers who would do anything to be together. The Montagues and the Capulets of Verona, Italy, are in the midst of a long-standing feud when Romeo Montague drops in on a masquerade party at the Capulets'. While there he meets and woos the...
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Librivox recording of The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Kara Shallenberg Mary Lennox is a spoiled, middle-class, self-centred child who has been recently orphaned. She is accepted into the quiet and remote country house of an uncle, who has almost completely withdrawn into himself after the death of his wife. Mary gradually becomes drawn into the hidden side of the house: why does she hear the crying of a unseen child? Why is there an overgrown, walled garden, its door long...
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by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Mary W. Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of His Last Bow, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, the great detective continues doing what he does best: averting political scandals, tracking down murderers, dragging Dr. Watson into unpleasant situations. As always, it's adventurous fun for the rest of us. This book was published in 1917, after The Return of Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal...
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by Lewis Carroll
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Librivox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. A children's classic! Read by: Chapter 01 Kristen McQuillin Chapter 02 Brad Bush Chapter 03 Roger W. Barnett Chapter 04 Miette Chapter 05 Mark Bradford Chapter 06 Raza Shah Chapter 07 Kara Shallenberg Chapter 08 Kristen McQuillin Chapter 09 MarinaMechanical Chapter 10 Roger W. Barnett Chapter 11 R. Francis Smith Chapter 12 Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism. The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character. (Summary from wikipedia)...
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by Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox recording of Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Read by Lizzie Driver. Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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by Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross...
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by Herman Melville
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Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Librivox recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Laurie Anne Walden. What really killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Is his nephew, Sir Henry, in danger from the legendary family curse, a gigantic black hound? Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case in this classic mystery, set on lonely Dartmoor in Devonshire. Neolithic ruins, a perilous quagmire, eerie sounds in the night, and (of course) fog all add to the fun, with an escaped convict thrown in for...
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by Emily Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You'll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox's short story collections and short horror story collections. (Summary adapted from...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devised by Scottish author and doctor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. He is perhaps the most famous fictional detective, and indeed one of the best known and most...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, scratch our heads as does he while the evidence is collected, and then marvel at the impeccable observations, remarkable insight, and doggedness which Holmes displays as he teases apart the...
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by Sun Tzu
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Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning...
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by J. M. Barrie
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Librivox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read by Librivox volunteers. Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) For further information, including...
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